September 29, 2014

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September 28, 2014

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The curved edges of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are one of my favorite design elements of any smartphone. I absolutely love how the glass flows into the aluminum body. However, this design makes it tricky for manufacturers of screen protectors. All of the protectors we’ve seen so far are either cut about 4mm short to accommodate the curves or attempt to offer edge to edge protection but installation is difficult, which often results in a bubbly mess.

If the first run of iPhone 6 screen protectors haven’t impressed you, then iloome’s SreenMate tempered glass protector with round edges may be what you’ve been waiting for… expand full story

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Update (9/30 9:00am): Back in stock on Rakuten via BuyDig.

NewEgg’s Ebay Store has the Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable Hard Drive model STBX2000401 for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s tied for the lowest price we’ve seen on a portable bus-powered 2TB bus powered drive. 2,000 Amazon (where it is $89.99) reviewers gave it an impressive 4.4/5 stars. Get all the specs at Seagate.com.

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September 27, 2014

We’ve got the two most popular sub-$100 portable Bluetooth speakers on sale for their lowest prices ever new.

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Amazon offers the Ultimate Ears Mini Boom in Red/Black for $76.99 with free shipping. That’s $23 off retail and one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this unit new. We favorably reviewed/loved the Mini Boom along with its bigger sibling the UE Boom.  Amazon reviewers give it 4.5/5 stars.

Features include:

  • Huge Sound: UE MINI BOOM is the small speaker that delivers unexpectedly bold, jaw-dropping sound with crystal clear highs and deep bass
  • Add a Second Speaker: Wirelessly connect two UE MINI BOOMs together in stereo via the UE MINI BOOM app to double up the awesomeness with even huger sound
  • Party Longer: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pumps out up to 10 hours of party-driving beats
  • Better Wireless: Stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device from up to 50 ft.; 50% farther than most other Bluetooth speakers
  • Music Everywhere: It is the perfect companion for your on-the-go lifestyle-ultra-compact design, simple controls and a crystal-clear speakerphone

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Amazon is offering a Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System for  $82.99 with free shipping. As a price comparison, the Jambox retails for $199 but most retailers are charging $120 or so. Features include wireless bluetooth connectivity, 10 hour battery life and the ability to be updated with apps. Features:

  • Wireless portable speaker in black connects with mobile phones, computers, tablets, iPods or any other Bluetooth device
  • Seamlessly stream and share music, movies, games, phone and conference calls anywhere
  • Two highly powerful acoustic drivers and ultra-small dome produce a wide audio spectrum
  • Can be updated with apps, software and new features via Jawbone’s MyTalk portal
  • Up to 10 hours of power from internal rechargeable battery

Need something a little bit bigger? NewEggFlash has the full sized Logitech Boombox refurb for $89.99 shipped.

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How’s your Russian? Apparently Rozetked who got the iPhone 6 ahead of time got their hands on what appears to be the next GoPro4 camera out there with some nice specs in tow. 4K videographers will appreciate the 30FPS and the 120FPS on the 1080P. For still images, you’ll be able to capture 12 megapixel photos at 30 frames per second.

Audio capture is also improved, with the new system capturing 2x the dynamic range.

On the front of the camera is an ultra-wide angle glass lens, and the camera can be set to three different field-of-view settings: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow.

There will be new manual settings for both photography and videography — controls such as color, ISO limit, exposure, and more.

The camera is waterproof down to 131 feet (40m). Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, exposure settings for nighttime shooting, a “HiLight Tag” feature for marking key moments in footage, a QuikCapture feature for powering up and recording with one button press, and auto low light features.

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A few more versions of the new round of GoPros was profiled by Petapixel earlier this week.

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If you are looking for a deal on the current version: Best Buy has $50 off the Black version to $349 and  AT&T Accessories Store will give you 25% off when you buy 3 items like the below. So you can get $75 off the GoPro Hero3+ Silver and two accessories. Or you can just add 2 $5 fillers to your cart for $7.50:

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Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

Update (10/4): Thanks for all of the entries into our Small States giveaway, @kenjancef is our winner and he has been contacted.

Introduction

Right away, when the package arrives, you know that you are getting something special. Even the packaging tape has a notable design to it, boldly declaring that your goods from Owen & Fred have arrived. Not just any old box, but the one you were waiting for from Owen & Fred.

When you open it there is an attention to detail in the packaging: the smaller boxes are neatly packed, greeting you right away. Everything feels just right – like it was meant for you.

It is clear from the beginning that with Owen & Fred, you get a unique and special experience. When you speak with proprietor Mike Arnot, you understand that this experience was not accidental.

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September 26, 2014

The Polaroid brand is best known for its instant camera and film products but most recently, the miniature Polaroid Cube camera is getting all of the attention. Officially revealed just this week, the tiny, cubed shaped camera is designed to sit somewhere between a full on action cam and a more casual solution.

Head below for more details, availability and a brief introduction video:  expand full story

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Some weekend updates:

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Amazon is taking 20% off orders of $100 or more of fall style essentials like sweaters, boots, satchels, and more when you enter coupon code SEPTSTYL at checkout. You can purchase multiple items to reach the $100 order minimum.

Two of our favorite items from this sale are the London Fog Men’s Auburn Zip Front Light Mesh Lined Golf Jacket for $50 and the Columbia Men’s Tall Steens Mountain Full Zip 2.0 Fleece Jacket for $34.99-$39.99.

Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Charging Backpack: $75.60 shipped w/ code WINKWINK (orig. $199)

…We partnered with Joey Energy to develop this Q backpack with a built-in Joey Energy charging pack that powers most smartphones and iPads. Coupled with the Q’s Tricot-lined laptop compartment with Swing Around access, internal organization, comfort fit shoulder straps and you may never stop moving. Slave to the socket no more

includes a lifetime warranty

More fashion:

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Williams-Sonoma is offering the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker for $99.99 shipped today. You may need to use code SHIP4FREE to receive free shipping on orders over $45 . Note: While the William Sonoma listing says “Chrome” in the title, this appears to be the Aluminum model (both are regular $176 – $179 on Amazon and elsewhere). That’s $130 under the original listing, $79 better than both Amazon and Nespresso direct and the best price we’ve seen on this highly rated brewer.

This brewer works exclusively with Nespresso’s premium coffee capsules (16 are included) and features a 19-bar pressure pump, “precise” temperature control, shot size selection, and is able to heat up in 25 to 30 seconds. All of Nespresso’s Pixie makers have 4+ star reviews and this model has a 4.6/5 star rating from over 100 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg is offering the manufacturer refurbished Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine in black (HD8833/47) for $349.99 shipped (available on eBay with an extended warranty for $359.99). That’s $1,150 under the original listing, $390 under Amazon’s new price, within $20 of the lowest all-time price we’ve ever seen and the best current price we can find.

It features an adjustable built-in ceramic disc grinder with auto shut off, water filtration, air-tight uv protected coffee bean hopper, one touch drink preferences, and front access to all features so you don’t have to pull it out from under the cabinets every time you want to use it. It comes with a 90 day parts and labor warranty and has received a 3.8/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

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